Meet the Team

Sophie WebsterPresident

Hi, my name’s Sophie and I’m a 4th year engineer. Having started as a complete novice in freshers, I have somehow managed to progress into a Gold medal winning blue belt. Taekwondo rapidly became my biggest passion and I cannot imagine my life without it! The club is incredibly friendly and welcome to anyone – whether you’re new or at the top of your game. The large variation in class means that no matter whether you want to learn self-defence, participate in competitions, keep fit or just earn belts, there’s a place for you! We’re open to all styles of taekwondo, having sessions for both ITF and WTF style taekwondo as well as a variety of seminars and competitions throughout the year. With a large social calendar, the club is a place for cementing friendships and having fun as well as doing a martial art. There’s so much this martial art has to offer! If you have any questions about anything, don’t hesitate to ask and come along to any of our sessions!

Tom Hart Treasurer

Hi, I’m Tom and I’m a 2nd year studying Engineering. I have been training in Taekwondo for over 7 years and I am a 2nd Degree black belt. Taekwondo is a huge part of my life and has given me the ability to do things I never expected I would, including competing at national level tournaments, overcome challenging situations and generally be more confident. I would recommend that anyone who thinks about trying out a martial art come to Taekwondo, as it develops fitness, flexibility and self-control. As treasurer, I am responsible for the club’s finances. This consists of collecting training fees and ensuring that everything that we do in the club is in the best interests of the members and the club as a whole. The club is a fantastic way to get fit, gain new experiences and meet fantastic people outside of your course. I hope to see you at the next training session!

Kaja Milczewska Secretary

Hey, I’m Kaja, a third year undergraduate in Maths and Physics. Before joining Taekwon-do at the beginning of my second year at Warwick, I would never have imagined that this club would become such an integral part of my university life! From a grand level of absolute zero knowledge, I have now competed in the British Student Taekwondo nationals, won my first ever medals, done charity fights with the club, met some genuinely incredible people, travelled to new places... the whole lot! My secretary role has also helped me begin to learn about the principles of Taekwon-do nationally within different clubs, and realise what it is that makes us so different from the others: it’s that perseverance, friendliness and staying true to being a student club that makes us special. So if you’re worried that you might be too late in your university career to join a new club, or perhaps you’re a first-year who is unsure which sport to join: fear not. Never too late. Join us. We have plenty of cookies. And nerds.

Lesean Dorris Social Sec

Howdy! We’re Liam and Sean, 2nd year Maths and Maths/Physics students who are joining forces to be Warwick TKD’s social secs this year. When we’re not busy debating whose name should go first in self-descriptive passages we’re organising the club’s social gatherings; which range from meals to Wednesday night Pop! to the big one itself - TKD Tour. As a 3rd Dan black belt and total beginner respectively we entered the club from different perspectives but we both felt welcomed with open arms by this wonderful society, which we wholeheartedly recommend to absolutely anyone!

Haseeb MajidPublicity Officer

Hi, I'm a third year computer scientist I will be your publicity officer this year. This involves keeping the website update, making new videos and making sure we get into the boar newspaper. I would like to help grow the club as much as possible. I have been doing Tae Kwon Do for the past 4-5 years. It has completely changed my life, making me more confident in everything I do. Tae Kwon Do is a great martial art for any one to start (at Warwick) because it helps get you fit, meet some really great people and go on tour!!! Infact because of Tae Kwon Do I now have a Guiness world record (Not as impressive as you're thinking ).

Kieran GuffickCaptain

Hi, I’m Kieran- a second year Economics and Industrial Organization student. I started Taekwondo 15 years ago and am a third degree black belt. I have competed in several top international tournaments around the world and have represented Great Britain. I had only trained in WTF until I joined university, but since, I’ve enjoyed introducing ITF elements into my repertoire. Any nerves that I’d had were instantly dispelled by the welcoming nature of the existing members. As Captain, I hope to pass on as much wisdom as possible and motivate you, helping you to reach your goals no matter how large or small. Whether it is to prepare for that moment you step in the ring, an incredible adrenaline rush or simply to maintain a good level of fitness, everyone has their own reasons. So no matter your past experience of Taekwondo, head down to one of our sessions to try out this dynamic sport.

Thomas BokrosCharity

Hello! Im Tom, a second year History student and your Charity and Community Officer for this year. It's my job to sort out all of the charitable activities that Warwick Taekwondo will be doing this year, along with arranging donations to the charity that we are sponsoring (which is yet to be decided!). These events could ranger from pub quizzes to poker nights, but don't hesitate to talk to me if you think you have a great idea. I started Warwick Taekwondo completely new to the martial art, and though I had done Karate for four years before, I found it extremely easy to shift styles because the club is so accommodating. Taekwondo has become such a large part of my university life, and I've made so many new friends at the club that (cliché alert) I seriously couldn't imagine my life without it. If you ever need me, just talk to the guy who looks like Ed Sheeran. Cheers!

Danielle O'SullivanKit Secretary

Hey, I’m Danielle and I’m a 2nd year Data Science student who will be your Kit Sec for this year, which means I’ll be sorting out all the equipment and merchandise you could possibly need! I joined Warwick Tae Kwon-Do at the start of last year with no previous martial arts experience at all, but by the end of the year I’d managed to become a green belt and won a few gold medals along the way too, which just goes to show how much I have enjoyed being a part of the club! I encourage you to join no matter what level you are as I’m positive that you’ll find yourself as an integrated member of our club in no time at all. If you have any questions, feel free to ask - we may train to kick and punch properly but we’re not that scary, promise!